GERARD BUTLER has revealed how an advert for Polaroid cameras gave him a shot at being a film star.
He had quit his job as a trainee lawyer only a week before qualifying to follow his dream.
But after his first London stage role folded, he was left unemployed and in debt.
Then he auditioned for a television advertisement.
He said: “I went for a commercial for Polaroid. I landed it and I think it paid something like £10,000 which was more money than I could imagine.
“That figure was pretty much what I earned in my first year training as a lawyer. Just one commercial effectively paid me a whole year’s wages.
“Suddenly, life looked different.”
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